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Consumer confidence sinks to record low over worry about jobs, energy costs, and foreclosures

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence fell to an all-time low as worries about jobs, energy bills and home foreclosures darkened people's feelings about the country's economic health and their own financial well-being.

January 26, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bush administration times Saudi arms sale notification with president’s Riyadh arrival

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration will notify Congress on Monday of its intent to sell $20 billion in weapons, including precision-guided bombs, to Saudi Arabia, moving up the announcement to coincide with the president's arrival in Riyadh, The Associated Press has learned.

January 26, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Record price for foreign oil pushes U.S. trade deficit to highest level in 14 months

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit in November rose to the highest level in 14 months, reflecting record foreign crude oil prices. The deficit with China declined slightly while the weak dollar boosted exports to another record high.

January 26, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Judges reject lawsuit by British detainees formerly held at Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Friday against four British men who contend they were systematically tortured and their religious rights abused throughout their two-year detention at Guantanamo Bay.

January 26, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | National


Democrats looking at tax rebates, benefit boosts and public works to stimulate economy

WASHINGTON - Democrats controlling Congress are looking at tax rebates, extended unemployment benefits and more food stamps to stimulate the sagging economy.

January 26, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Air travelers stuck in security showdown between Bush administration, states

WASHINGTON - Residents of at least 17 states are suddenly stuck in the middle of a fight between the Bush administration and state governments over post-Sept. 11 security rules for driver's licenses - a dispute that, by May, could leave millions of people unable to use their licenses to board planes or enter federal buildings.

January 26, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


US commanders in Iraq tout success of massive bombing campaign

BAGHDAD, Iraq - One of the largest bombing campaigns of the war destroyed extremists' ''defensive belts'' south of Baghdad, allowing American soldiers to push into areas where they have not been in years, a top commander said Friday.

January 26, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | World


Former aide to Taylor testifies about concealed embargo-breaking arms shipments

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor concealed banned weapons and ammunition in rice sacks before distributing them to rebels fighting in Sierra Leone's civil war, a former aide and army commander testified Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | World


European Central Bank president says bank ready to counter inflation, preemptively if need be

LONDON - The European Central Bank and the Bank of England kept their benchmark interest rates on hold Thursday, both torn between the opposing challenges of higher inflation and worries about economic growth.

January 25, 2008 | By JANE WARDELL and MATT MOORE Associated Press Writers | World


Astrograph 1/10

Realizing a long-term dream will be possible. It may come about through a loyal friend who opens some doors for you that you couldn't do on your own, giving you the opportunity to make it a reality.

January 25, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Nigerian militant group threatens attack that will create ’economic tsunami’ in oil industry

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's main militant group said Thursday it fired on six oil industry ships and threatened an attack that will cause an ''economic tsunami'' in the world's oil market.

January 25, 2008 | By BASHIR ADIGUN Associated Press Writer | World


Six Republicans debate in South Carolina, hoping to make a move in crowded race

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Six Republican candidates, one strikingly jumbled GOP race and a ton at stake in the heat of the primary season.

January 25, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police chief: Suspected bank robbers face additional charges

Two men suspected in a bank robbery Tuesday face additional charges, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

January 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


9 aboard Air Canada flight hurt after Airbus hits turbulence; plane diverted to Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta - An Air Canada jetliner made an emergency landing in Calgary on Thursday after nine people aboard were injured when the Airbus A319 hit turbulence during a cross-country flight, an official said.

January 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


US formally protests Iranian harassment of US warships in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON - The United States has lodged a formal diplomatic protest with Iran over a weekend incident in which Iranian speedboats harassed U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, the State Department said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Traffic light slated for Burkhalter and US 80

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

August 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


East Georgia introduces Internet-based patient portal

No more worrying if you remembered everything the doctor said.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Defending champs open up shop

TALLAHASSEE - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he read books written by former NBA coach Phil Jackson in an attempt to discover the secrets of winning multiple championships.

August 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tiger unsure of status for final major of 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Joe LaCava walked nearly never blade of grass on the 18th green at Valhalla Golf Club, jotting notes in his yardage book after stepping off the distances from every edge of the green to every possible pin position. It was just like any other Monday at a major.

August 04, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Just 5 minutes of running a day could add years to your life, study says

Good news for those that find it almost impossible to fit in exercise: a new study found that running just five minutes a day decreased their mortality rate by a whopping 30 percent.

August 04, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

KUNMING, China - Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.

August 04, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press | World


Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attacked

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region.

August 04, 2014 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK and PETER ENAV Associated Press | World


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Local


Carter-Oldham

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.

August 03, 2014 | | Weddings


Tips for autumn gardeners

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.

August 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Consumer Q's: Butterfly sanctuaries

Q: I am concerned about monarch butterflies. I hear their numbers are decreasing. Is there anything I can plant to help them?

August 03, 2014 | | Life


US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 03, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Local


McIlroy wins and goes back to No. 1

AKRON, Ohio - Winning the British Open wasn't enough to make Rory McIlroy want to take the rest of the year off to celebrate. Neither was the first World Golf Championship he won Sunday at Firestone.

August 03, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

August 03, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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